Evokes the shady tranquility of its native Oriental gardens. One of the most popular cultivated ferns, due to the beautiful combination of green and purple shades on its fronds that appear to be "painted" with silver. Easy to grow in damp, humusy soil, not too fertile. Deer tend to avoid. Athyrium niponicum var. Pictum
Athyrium niponicum var. pictum
Sun Exposure:Full Shade, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:12 - 18 inches
Spread:18 - 24 inches
Spacing:18 - 24 inches
Planting Instructions:Set at the same level it is growing at in its container. Firm the soil well and water thoroughly. Divide clumps in early spring.
Winter Care:Mulch in north for protection in areas where plants tend to heave from the ground due to alternate freezing and thawing weather.
Foliage Type:Triangular, variegated fronds of gray-green with silvery hues and dark maroon midribs.
Soil Requirement:Acidic, humus-enriched, moisture-retentive. Should not be allowed to dry out.
Watering Requirement:Average to medium, do not let dry out.
Additional Information:2004 Perennial Plant of the Year
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
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